Tag Archives: Clinton

The Psychology that Supports a Leader Like Donald Trump

Trump celebrants keep saying, “Get over it,” as if followers should be passive, either cheerleaders or out of the way. But there’s a difference between expressing disappointment or joy, and asking good questions. And it’s the American way to expect leaders and followers on both sides of the aisle to be interested in questions about patterns of […]

Leading from Within: History Calls Us Today to Live the Best Story for Ourselves and Our Nation

The votes are in and counted. Now it’s up to us, as citizens who have a stake in the results, to be the leaders and followers we are called to be. And that means knowing who we are and what we want, so we can build the bridges we need to be the nation and […]

A Nail Biting Day for America: Voting in a Contentious Time

Is anyone else having trouble focusing on work? I am doing all sorts of smaller tasks, and trying to avoid the news, longing for distraction, anxious, hopeful and scared. It’s the day we vote, and decide the fate of our country for the next four years. On this day, our vote is our leadership, but […]

Why Vote? Because there is no such thing as NOT Voting. #EricLiu

Check out this Ted Talk by Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University in Seattle, WA. He makes a compelling argument that there is no such thing as not voting! Even if we aren’t happy with the exact leader we’re voting for, voting is automatic in our system, even if we don’t exercise that vote. And […]

#PussyRiot on US Elections: New Video Irreverently Celebrates Women’s Wisdom and Power

Warning: if the P-word offends you, this V-word music video will get your blood running hot! Pussy Riot, the brilliant feminist activist group that protests for free speech, equal rights, and democracy in Russia, has responded to Trump’s grab for the P-residency and women’s P-rivates with a video celebrating women’s power.

Boot up Your Leader-Radar: Three Tips to Help You Watch Tonight’s Clinton-Trump Debate

There has been a lot of noise in the news about how the candidates are preparing for their debate tonight. We’ve been asked to pay attention to issues about the moderator, alerted to Trump’s disdain for fact-checking, cautioned about Clinton’s costume, and the buzz is nothing if not confusing. Things have been made especially difficult […]

#HilaryClinton as a leader… what it means to be a woman leading now

The Atlantic’s special project tracking women in leadership now is a great way to understand some of the controversies and benefits of the historic possibility of Hilary Clinton as our first female president. “Who run the world?” Beyoncé asked half a decade ago. She was confident of the answer: girls. While her prophecy has not […]

#PrayforTurkey, Pray for All of Us: A #leadership test for the world’s wanna-be leaders

In a recent post about Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s response to the bombings in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, Rachel Maddow notes that “crises are leadership tests.” His response is clear but simplistic. She quotes him as saying, “This looks like a problem torture can solve.” Yet, she reminds us, his leadership solution (in his words, […]

The Myth of Presidential Leadership: Obama’s challenge revisited

Norm Ornstein writes, in his National Review Column, The Myth of Presidential Leadership, “Many Washington pundits are critical of the president’s ability to wrangle concessions out of Congress, but they forget that his power has limits.” Here’s the meat of his argument: I have been struck by this phenomenon a lot recently, because at nearly […]

The Bathsheba Syndrome, a Modern Obsession: Sexuality, Morality and Leadership

Ever since the David Petraeus Scandal last November, there’s been a lot of buzz about the Bathsheba Syndrome and the ethical lapses of powerful married men in the military and politics. The fall from grace is blamed mostly on the disconnection of the powerful from moral standards, a psychological disorder of power. But there’s levels […]